Villa Carista

From €22, 880 per week

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  • From €22, 880 per week

Villa Carista is a remarkably restored three-floor 15th century villa, which includes alongside a lovely annex. Both preserve much of their exterior appearance, yet, offering to the guests all amenities of the design-led accommodation of today. The villa is set amid 100-acre estate including woodland, olive groves, cypresses, palm trees and a private vegetable garden, and offers staggering views of the surrounding countryside.
Pisa is reachable by car in 30 minutes, Lucca, the city of 99 churches, in 15 minutes, Florence and the glitzy beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away. Tuscany is one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers thanks to the plethora of activities available, and the great food and superb wine it offers. So, when your villa has a prime location and a comfortable design such as Carista’s, the only question popping in your mind should be Why haven’t I book it yet?
First floor
King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and massive separate shower stall
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with multi-functional shower and Turkish bath
Second floor:
Bedroom with 2 queen size beds and private bathroom with shower;
Twin/King bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and a large tub;
Queen bedroom with en suite bathroom with large shower.

Every bedroom is provided with A/C, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet – every bathroom has hair dryer.

First floor
Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub with wall mounted shower;
Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub wall with mounted shower.

Every bedroom is provided with A/C and Wi-Fi internet, and every bathroom has a hair dryer.

Ground floor
Large living room with comfortable sofas and decorative fireplace, billiard room – a favorite grown-up hangout place insight the house, spacious dining room overlooking the Italian garden, fully equipped kitchen with bar counter and a French door leading to the furnished patio, perfect for enjoying time and meals al fresco. Guest’s bathroom. Stairs lead to the upper floors. Available also an internal elevator.
First floor living room with decorative fireplace and a balcony, accessed via a French door, facing the olive grove.

Ground floor
Media/game room, fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, laundry room (washer and dryer) and a guest bathroom completes this floor.

Ample covered furnished gazebo alongside the private pool for enjoying the hottest hours of the day under the shade, panoramic swimming pool, spacious furnished patio/relaxation area with a comfortable table that is very popular for communal meals outdoor. Manicured Italian garden and paths through the private estate for long and relaxing walks.

A/C in all bedrooms, fireplaces, dishwasher, washer and dryer, elevator, plasma TV Satellite with English channels, pool table, Wi-Fi internet connection, private swimming pool, indoor Jacuzzi tub, treadmill, Turkish bath, hairdryers, private garden, private parking.

Villa Carista is located in a blessed area near Lucca and offers to the guests not only the spectacular and relaxing countryside, but also the sun, sand and beaches of the Tuscan Riviera. The villa is set in proximity to many interesting sites in Tuscany for you to explore by car and by train.

Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 48 min; Pisa International airport 35 min.
Nearest major city: Lucca 15 min; Florence 45 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

The historic town of Lucca features many attractions and unlimited historic charm. Take a stroll or rent a bicycle and ride on its ancient walls and through the town past famous monuments, several churches and the Guinigi Tower, which has trees planted at the top. Make sure to visit the church of Saint Michele and then enjoy a cappuccino in Saint Michele square. Don’t miss shopping along Via Fillungo!
North of Lucca, the famous Garfagnana Valley extends for miles, a splendid natural vista of mountains and hills. Along the way, stop at the famous “Devil’s Bridge”—legend says the Devil himself has visited this spot. A huge Halloween celebration is held here every year. In Pisa, the famous Leaning Tower awaits. Some say it is one of the wonders of the world, and all agree that a sight of the Leaning Tower is a must for all those coming Italy. The nearby Forte Dei Marmi is one of the most popular places in Italy during the summer, boasting a beautiful beach, elegant shops and boutiques, and an active nightlife of bars and clubs like La Capannina and the Twiga Club.

Buca di Sant’Antonio – Mouthwatering dishes with excellent service. The English speaking waiters will thoroughly explain every dish and provide impeccable service.
Via Cervia 3, Lucca – +39 0583 558 81
Ristorante Lombardo – great local food and attentive service, all enhanced by a stunning view from the terrace.
Via della Pieve S. Stefano 4801, Lucca -+39 0583 394268
Antica Locanda di Sesto – a very good and consistent restaurant in Lucca, where the food and the service will not disappoint you.
Via Ludovica 1660, Lucca – +39 0583 578181
Ristorante Giglio – A lovely restaurant within the city walls with indoor and outdoor dining. Friendly and attentive service, including a complimentary glass of Prosecco while you make up your mind on what to order.
Piazza del Giglio 2, Lucca – +39 0583 494 058
Vino e Convivio – If you want wine by the glass accompanied by de-li-cious homemade food, do not be fooled by the look of this very rustic osteria. Extensive selection of wine and great simple dishes that change almost daily (they do not have a menu) that you do not want to miss. If available, order a glass of Ripasso Superiore della Valpolicella by Monte Dall’Ora (you are welcome!).
Via Di Coselli 4/6, Guamo – +39 0584 989 069

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! at Chocolat, a city heaven for chocoholics.
Corte Cenami 1, Lucca – +39 0583 467 878
Tuscan Cigars – Those who like to know the story of an all-Italian pride can make a visit to the Manifatture Sigaro Toscanoof Mugnano where guided tours reveal the history and work processes of the most loved cigars in the world. Today the handmade cigars are those of great value, limited editions or special editions such as the Moro, the Millenium, the Toscano Original or Selected.
Via Enrico Mattei 780, Lucca – +39 0583 4391
Jewelry – Lucia Giovannetti Maison – romantic jewels created with great passion and Italian craftsmanship.
Via Santa Croce 20, Lucca – +39 0583 464331

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Extra Optional Services


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Fresh Groceries


Private Chef

Pricing and Availability

Standard rates €26,620.00
From – 30 Sep 2023 – 22 Dec 2023 €22,880.00
From – 23 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024 €24,800.00

The benefits of the Luxury Collection

Pricing Notes

All utilities, A/C and final cleaning
Housekeeping service 4 hr/day/6 days/week (2 maids)
Midweek bed and bath linen change
Wi-Fi internet connection
Garden and pool maintenance

Additional housekeeping service: €30/hour
Cook service – No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff
Costs of food and beverages

Non-smoking villa
Security deposit: €4,200 held by the agency
Check-in between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. — Check-out by 10 a.m.
The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.
All the above services must be paid locally, prior departure, unless otherwise agreed

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Tuscany is the place we all dream of….The place we want to retire to, and it is that place that will echo in your heart for a life time once you have stayed there and felt the essence of the organic life that passes by there each day.

With fields of sunflowers as far as they eye can see, olive groves and vineyards lining every street corner make Tuscany’s country side a picture worth painting. With its abundance of  tiny medieval towns scattered around the hills, open air markets where locals gather each Saturday morning to offer their produce such as Truffle oil, olives, chianti wine, cured meats etc makes Tuscany the perfect place to visit for those that love food, wine and history.

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